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1. zapotec, zapotecan

a member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900

2. zapotec, zapotecan

the language of the Zapotec


3. zapotec

of or relating to the language or culture of the Zapotec people

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1. Also: Zapotecan (ˌzæpəʊˈtɛkən , ˌzɑː-) plural -tecs or -tec
any member of a large tribe of indigenous people inhabiting S Mexico, esp the Mexican state of Oaxaca
the group of languages spoken by this people
3. Also: Zapotecan
of or relating to this people or their language

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1. Word forms: plural ˌZapoˈtecs or ˌZapoˈtec
a member of a North American Indian people of S Mexico
the language or group of dialects spoken by this people
of the Zapotecs or their language or culture

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n. pl. Zapotec or Za·po·tecs
a. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people centered at Monte Albán in southern Mexico, whose civilization reached its height around AD 300-900.
b. A modern-day descendant of this people.
2. Any of a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken in southern Mexico by the Zapotec.

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